The cost of a college education is a matter of concern for many students and their families. Regardless of your family's financial circumstances, paying for college will probably require a substantial commitment of your resources over the next several years. It may surprise you to learn that most full-time undergraduate students at New York University would not be able to pay their educational costs without financial assistance. These students are able to attend NYU only because they applied for and received financial aid.
While we believe that the primary responsibility for meeting college costs rests with the student and the family, New York University as well as the state and federal governments can help. Although NYU is not able to meet the full need of every student, by combining the various types of funds available we use every method possible to coordinate adequate resources to enable you to invest in a higher education at NYU.
If you believe you will need any amount of financial assistance to attend NYU, we strongly encourage you to apply for financial aid immediately.
The Office of Financial Aid is located in the Student Services Center, which
also houses the Office of the Bursar and the Office of the Registrar.
Student Services Center
Office of Financial Aid
25 West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012-1119
(IMPORTANT! Please include the student's
University I.D. number on all faxed pages.)
Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Periods when classes are not in session:
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Student Services Center closes at 4:00 p.m. on the
business day before a recess or extended holiday weekend
(see Holidays below).
The Office of Financial Aid closes at 4:00 p.m. on the business day before a recess or extended holiday weekend.
Labor Day: September 2, 2013
Thanksgiving Recess: November 28-29, 2013
Winter Recess: December 23, 2013 - January 1, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 20, 2014
Presidents' Day: February 17, 2014
Memorial Day: May 26, 2014
Independence Day: July 4, 2014
Office of Financial Aid telephone lines can be quite busy during certain times of the year: (1) from April 1 to May 15, when our prospective freshmen are choosing their college; (2) from July 1 to August 15, when the fall bills have been issued; and (3) during registration.
During the remainder of the year, most calls are answered with little waiting time. To reach a financial aid counselor right away, we suggest that you (1) call Tuesday or Thursday (Mondays are the busiest); (2) call between 9 and 11 a.m. or 3:30 and 5 p.m.; and (3) use NYU Albert to obtain routine information about your award or the status of your financial aid application.
You may also send an email to us or visit our office, instead of phoning. Our staff will review your message and respond as quickly as possible.
New York University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.
All students should apply for financial aid every year. Students who miss a financial aid priority deadline are still encouraged to file the FAFSA and will be considered for federal student aid, if eligible, but funds become increasingly limited. Applications for student assistance will continue to be processed as long as we have available funds. Plan in advance and apply at least several weeks before the beginning of the semester for which you need funds. If you have not applied, do so immediately. Remember, to meet the specified deadline your application, with all necessary signatures, must be received and validated by the processor and released to NYU by the date shown below for priority consideration.
UPDATE (4/4/2014): Freshmen applicants to Washington Square must complete both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA by our deadlines in order to be considered for NYU Scholarship. Late CSS Profile applications will not be accepted for scholarship consideration. The FAFSA can be filed at any time to be reviewed for federal aid eligibility.
|1 ||Priority deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for all returning students; |
REQUIRED for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen returning undergraduate students, transfer applicants for fall/summer admission (not current NYU students transferring internally) and graduate students at NYU New York campus, and returning adult students at The Paul McGhee Division at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York campus.
REQUIRED for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen returning undergraduate and graduate students at NYU Shanghai.
NOT REQUIRED for international students at NYU New York campus.
NOT REQUIRED for students at NYU Abu Dhabi.
NOT REQUIRED for international students and Chinese nationals at NYU Shanghai.
|1||Priority deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for all students enrolling in Summer Session at NYU New York campus. |
|1||Priority deadline to submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE for all returning international students receiving a scholarship at NYU New York campus and NYU Shanghai who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds. |
Note for NYU Shanghai: the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for Chinese nationals who complete the Gaokao college entrance examination instead of the SAT college admission test.
|30||Priority deadline to submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE for returning international students receiving a scholarship at NYU Abu Dhabi who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds. Note: the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for Emirati nationals, who are automatically evaluated for Exceptional Emirati Scholarship upon acceptance. |
|1||Priority deadline to submit the Summer Financial Aid Application for NYU Undergraduate Students (to apply for additional NYU scholarship funds).|
|1||Priority deadline to submit the Financial Aid Application for NYU Study Away Programs for fall semester (to apply for additional NYU scholarship funds and private loans).|
All deadlines expire at midnight eastern time.
ELIGIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL AID:
OFFICE OF THE BURSAR: